The Frederick News-Post, a seven-day daily in Frederick, Maryland, is seeking an experienced reporter who will also be responsible for beat coverage, as well as breaking news and enterprise reporting.
Qualified candidates will have two or more years reporting experience. The right candidate will also be highly motivated and curious enough to investigate and break major news stories. We plan to fill this job with a reporter who can produce well-written, hard-hitting daily stories, as well as short- and long-term enterprise assignments. We’re also looking for an individual who has a keen sense for news, can generate interesting story ideas, is a team player, has a positive attitude, and can work with a collaborative spirit with others under daily deadline pressures. Must also be internet/social media savvy and possess online skills to include writing brief web updates and posting stories to our website, as well as a willingness to shoot videos and photographs.
A bachelor’s degree, preferably in Journalism, English, or related program, is required. Minimum of two years’ reporter experience, or equivalent, is also required. Must have excellent grammar skills and knowledge of AP style. Must possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license and furnish current driving record with no more than two points for a period of two years, and an acceptable driving history with no suspensions.
Those applying must be open to working evenings, weekends and holidays.
To apply, send a cover letter (explaining why Frederick is right for you), resume, salary requirements and relevent work samples to Christopher Kinsler, editor, at [email protected]. Resumes submitted without a cover letter and salary requirements WILL NOT be reviewed.
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